My name is Darren Namatovu. I come from Kampala, Uganda. I am the founder of the Charis Care Foundation which helps the less privileged children in the country. As we officially launch this Foundation, we have organised a charity drive named "A Ray of Hope". It will take place in Kampala slums on 12th June 2021.
But we can't do this alone. We need need your help to buy food, clothes, school materials which will go to children in need.
Growing up as a less privileged child in the slums of Kampala (Uganda) as an orphan with no mother and father, life was not easy. I could see the lady who raised me that I am fortunate to call a mother now struggle to put food on the table, educate us and my cousins. Life has not been easy. I have tested all the bitter sweet kind of life.
Seeing orphaned children on the streets struggling to get what to eat, trying to figure out life on a daily basis broke my heart and still breaks my heart. Since I was 10 years old when my view about life changed, I always wanted to share everything I heard with those around me who are less priviliged like me. I want to have my orphanage or foster home to get these children off the streets. I was lucky to get a place I could call home or else I would have been on the streets also. That's when my passion about creating an impact and transforming lives of people started. I wanted to be a change that I want to see in the world.
Working with different organisations through volunteering taught me alot of things. I got exposed to many people, I learnt about the vulnerable of my country and I just knew God was calling me to change their lives. That is my purpose here.